Brakes coaster brake slipping

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by beentryin, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. beentryin

    beentryin Member

    when i go to use my coaster brake it slips back a few inches any clues?

  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    My only guess is that your brake reaction arm has come loose (the one that gets strapped to the chain stay) Other that that, I have no idea but I will be watching this thread closely hoping that someone else knows more that I do about coaster brakes. I have one as well.

    I read Sheldon's page on them, and according to his description, the left cone has come loose on your hub. This is caused by the reaction arm not being secured properly. He tells how to adjust it further on down the page.
    Read the text just below the picture of the reaction arm.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  3. billy270

    billy270 Member

    coster brakes are real simple...... take it a part and see if it has the gruves on the pads and make shure it is togeather right..... i had one and it locked up on me welded it self to the rim..... and yeah check the strap for the brake